Attorney Thomas J. Waters - Fraser Trebilcock...

Thomas J. Waters

Shareholder, Firm Treasurer & Secretary / Lansing


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1984)
  • Marquette University (B.A., 1981)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan
  • U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals

Thomas J. Waters has crafted a unique practice that spans from environmental law, to energy and utility law, to negotiating, drafting and closing complex commercial transactions.

Tom successfully represents clients in a wide range of matters. His work often takes him before the Michigan Public Service Commission, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

Tom counsels clients as they negotiate complex transactions. He also works to develop and permit facilities for independent power producers, renewable energy companies, and alternative energy suppliers. 

Professional Associations
  • American Bar Association
  • State Bar of Michigan
Honors & Distinctions
  • AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Selected as a '2019 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Energy Law; Environmental Law; Public Utilities Law: Gas/Water/Electric; first named in 2018
  • Law Clerk, Honorable R. James Harvey, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan (1984-1986)
  • Articles Editor, Notre Dame Journal of Legislation
  • Listed in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys